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Emerging economies

The rise of Emerging Powers, such as China, Brazil, Russia, India and Turkey, is changing the very dynamics and structure of international relations.

Through extensive field research and political dialogue projects, Fafo regard our particular knowledge of the national context to be essential for understanding developments, foreign policy priorities, why and how Emerging Powers choose to participate in the international community, their interests and the resulting power dynamics.

Fafo has accumulated knowledge on Emerging Powers through two decades of bottom up research and policy dialogue projects. As an applied research institute, our primary interest is policy-relevant options for constructive engagement between Norway and Emerging Powers.


  • Zhang, H. (2016). Literature Review on Educational Attainment of Migrant Children in China. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4(7), 190-206.

  • Flatø, H. & Zhang, H. (2016). Inequity in level of healthcare utilization before and after universal health coverage reforms in China: evidence from household surveys in Sichuan Province. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15(96).

  • Zhang, H. (2016). Household vulnerability and economic status during disaster recovery and its determinants: a case study after the Wenchuan earthquake. Natural Hazards, 83(3), 1505-1526.

  • Shiferaw, B. A., Kebede, T. A. & Reddy, V. R. (2012). Community watershed management in semi-arid India. The State of Collective Action and Its Effects on Natural Resources and Rural Livelihoods. In E. Mwangi, H. Markelova & R. Meinzen-Dick(eds.), Collective action and property rights for poverty reduction. Insight from Africa and Asia (pp 153-188). Philadelphia: IFPRI Book, University of Pennsylvania Press.


  • David Drury and Marie W. Arneberg (eds.)
    The Chinese Labour Force in a Time of Reform
    Fafo-report 356


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